Trails Across Texas AmeriCorps Crew Leader – Texas

Agency
Texas Conservation Corps
Location
Austin, TX
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$1,628/month + AmeriCorps Education Award
Start Date
11/30/2020
Last Date to Apply
11/06/2020
Website
https://americanyouthworks.org/programs/txcc/adult-crew-leader-overview/
Description
Term Dates: 11/30/2020 - 7/2/2021 Serve on a dedicated trail crew in the Lone Star State! The Trails Across Texas (TAT) program with TxCC is an opportunity for young adults to complete high- priority trail improvement projects in Texas State Parks. As a Trails Across Texas Crew Leader, you and a co-leader will guide your crew through your season completing a variety of trail projects in Texas State Parks. These projects may include building new trails, improving existing trails, constructing stone retaining walls, installing boardwalks, chainsaw work, and more. Crew leaders will help train crew members in using tools such as chainsaws, picks, pruning saws, loppers, and rock bars. A TAT crew is made up of 2 AmeriCorps leaders and 4-8 members. The crew regularly travels throughout the state while camping for 10 days at a time. A term as a crew leader with Texas Conservation Corps is both a challenging and rewarding experience that you will remember for the rest of your life! Benefits: - $1,628 per month stipend - AmeriCorps Education Award - Student Loan Deferment - Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certification - FEMA Certifications - Technical & Soft Skills Training - Camping & Travel Opportunities - Opportunity to network with partnering agencies such as Texas Parks and Wildlife
Qualifications
-High school diploma or GED -Between the ages of 21-28 -At least 5 months of previous hands-on conservation experience -US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident -Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check -Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, while carrying tools -Ability to work outdoors in all weather types while doing hard, often repetitive, labor with hand & power tools -Ability to regularly be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time -Ability to work with a diverse group of people -Commitment to complete the entire term of service In nature, we know that communities dominated by one plant or animal are fragile and less productive. What we know to be true in nature we know to be true in the communities we live and serve in. We encourage people of all identities and experience levels to be a part of TxCC and help nurture the productivity & resilience of diversity in our community! If you are interested in learning more about our opportunities or you are ready to apply, please visit the Join TxCC page on our website. Our online application is the only thing needed to start your interview process. If you have any questions please, feel free to reach out to jointxcc@americanyouthworks.org or 512.744.1900 ext. 1313!
Contact Person
Emily Kraeske
Contact Phone
5127441900 ext. 1313
Contact eMail
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